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Suspect Steals Lottery Tickets From Local Convenience Store

On May 9, surveillance footage shows a man who reportly stole hundreds of dollars worth of lottery tickets from Casey’s located on Route 40 in Troy. Police report that the suspect approached the cashier requested lottery tickets.  Once his card was declined he grabbed the lottery tickets and drove away in a Nissan Murano. Law…

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Farmersville man making strides in recovery following shooting

By Jake Leonard It has been just over six months since the Thanksgiving Day shooting of a Troy businesswoman and a Farmersville man who could have very well lost his life. Robert “Bobby” Tarr of Collinsville awaits his next court appearance for the murder of 45-year-old ex-girlfriend Leslie Reeves and the attempted murder of her…

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District 10 Announces New School Plans

By Randy Pierce Plans for a new structure to replace the existing Caseyville Elementary School, which was constructed in 1935, along with the addition of an all-new community library have been announced by Collinsville Community Unit District 10 with a target date for completion set at the start of classes in 2023-24. The new side-by-side…

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Troy Man Reported Missing, Police Seeking Assistance

Richard Maedge, 53, was reported missing to the Troy Police around 2 pm Tuesday, April 26.  Maedge was last seen leaving his residence Tuesday wearing blue jeans and blue t-shirt. Maedge’s son Austin said he saw his father at work when he came to get a key to storage unit.  According to Austin Maedge, There…

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Triad Holding Fees Stable For 2022-2023 Year

By Stephanie Malench The Triad School Board met on April 25 at the Central Office. During public comment, Ann Rockwell addressed the board asking for an end to the nepotism and politics in high school sports which favor students that play on the select teams that the high school coaching staff coach with during the…

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County Board Approves New FOIA Tracking Software

By Stephanie Malench The Madison County Board met on April 20 and began with the Sheriff Department Deputy Chief Jeff Connor recognizing Officer Walendorf. Walendorf responded to a call for a woman who had hung herself on the bars by her T-shirt. Walendorf performed single CPR for seven minutes continuous until paramedics arrived. Hospital staff…

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Resolutions by Maryville Board Authorize Conveyance of Property to IDOT

By Kathy Turner The Maryville Village Board on Wednesday, April 20, approved two resolutions to convey property to the Illinois Department of Transportation for highway use.  The first resolution was the conveyance of property located at the corner of Highway 159 and East Union Street and the corner of Highway 159 and East Perry Streets.…

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Collinsville City Council Continues Discussion On Short-Term Rentals

By Stephanie Malench smalench@timestribunenews.com The Collinsville City Council met on April 12 in the council chambers with the majority of the meeting  devoted to more discussion on changes to the bed and breakfast ordinance and short term rentals. Senior Planner Andi Yancey and Associate Planner Caitlin Rice facilitated the discussion among council members, Mayor John…

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Troy City Council Approves 2022-23 Budget

By Stephanie Malench smalench@timestribunenews.com The Troy City Council met on April 18 and approved the FY 2022-2023 budget. FY 2021-2022 is slated to finish stronger than expected on April 30 with reserves in every department. The General Fund Budget is $8,645,099.13. Specific department budgets of interest follow. The Motor Fuel Tax was set at $512,141.00.…

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